Essay about William Shakespeare 's Writing Style

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What is the one thing that every human being wants? To be loved. This idea of being in love began to blossom during the Elizabethan era. Poets of the time took advantage of this new idea and “used poetry as a way to express their wit and talent”. With the influx of new poets came new writing styles such as sonnets, Spenserian stanzas , and blank verse. Researchers believe that one main cause of the new found excitement for poetry came with the invention of the printing press in 1476. This made poetry more accessible to the up and coming middle class. Out of this new wave of poets came the mysterious Christopher Marlowe. Marlowe was born on February 5, 1564 in Canterbury, England . In 1584, he received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Cambridge. After he graduated, he moved to London and his life as a delinquent began. He was constantly getting in trouble with the authorities and even committed murder in “self-defense”. Later on in life, he was charged with atheism and blasphemy and while awaiting trial, all of his sins caught up to him. While in a brawl on May 30,1593, Marlowe was killed by a stab wound to the head. Some scholars argue that “if Marlowe had lived longer, Shakespeare may not have become the face of Elizabethan literature”( Gale ). What is interesting about Christopher Marlowe is even though he lived such a violent life he wrote sensitive poetry. One of his most famous pieces written around 1588, “The Passionate Shepherd To His Love”, “helps to…

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